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Ford taps Qualcomm to ensure cars can talk to everything else

Ford and chipmaker Qualcomm announced a partnership at CES 2018 on Tuesday to work together on cellular vehicle-to-everything (C2VX) tech, designed to validate and ensure a smooth rollout for the conn

Intersection raises $150 million for the global expansion of its free Wi-Fi

As it looks to expand the global footprint of its internet-enabled digital advertising and informational kiosks, New York-based Intersection has raised $150 million in a new round of financing. 

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs to turn Toronto area into a model smart city

Alphabet -owned Sidewalk Labs, the Google parent’s company focused on smart city technologies, will build a “mixed-use, complete community in Toronto on its eastern waterfront, with the ai

Smart cities are boring. Give us responsive cities.

Colin O’Donnell Contributor Colin O’Donnell is the chief innovation officer of Intersection. More posts by this contributor With autonomous vehicles it’s not about the journey, it’s ab

Keep calm and automate to unlock the opportunity in the vertical Internet of Things

Nate Williams Contributor More posts by this contributor If We Build IoT, They Will Come. Right? Since the term Internet of Things, or IoT, was coined in 1999, the industry has had its share of hype,

Nvidia picks up Alibaba and Huawei as partners for smart city platform

Nvidia’s Metropolis AI smart cities platform sounds like a story arc for DC’s superman comics, but it’s actually a GPU-based intelligent monitoring tool that can enable things like e

Columbus welcomes urban problem solvers with new accelerator

Every American city wishes it could better support technology, entrepreneurship and infrastructure, unfortunately few actually have the resources to set truly ambitious goals into motion. But Colum

Kansas City is now a smart city

Nine months ago, Kansas City, Missouri, announced that it would be investing $15 million in a public-private partnership with Cisco to make a two-mile streetcar corridor smart — like, Internet o

Columbus, Ohio rumored to secure a total of $140 million in grants as the U.S. DOT Smart City winner

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting this afternoon that Columbus OH is the winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Smart City Challenge beating out San Francisco, Austin, Portland, Kansas Cit

David Fine talks smart cities, the future of IoT on Technotopia

David Fine is the author of a three part series about the future of “Civic Technology” and the idea of Smart Cities. His theory – and it’s a good one – is that “as

NuTonomy raises $16M to make self-driving taxis a reality by 2018

Another week, another story about a promising independent self-driving vehicle company. Last week, Otto came out of stealth to offer autonomous technology for trucks, and today MIT spinoff NuTonomy an

The Case For An Emphasis On Traffic Management

Smart cities. Teletopia. Quantified communities. Whatever label you prefer, the concept of cities utilizing information and communication technologies (ICT) to create connected communities is an incre

How Governments Will Change To Better Serve Citizens In 2016

In 2015, civic technology investment and activity piqued the interest of investors, analysts and app developers as an industry growth segment ripe for disruption and opportunity. A couple of examples:

SparkLabs To Launch Its Internet Of Things Accelerator In South Korean “Smart City” Songdo

SparkLabs, one of the leading incubators in Seoul’s rapidly growing startup ecosystems, announced today that it will launch its Internet of Things Accelerator in Songdo International Business Distri

Acrobotics Wants To Kickstart Smarter Cities With Its Smart Citizen Environment Sensors

There's plenty of buzz about the concept of making our cities "smarter" -- that is, loading them up with sensors and data-driven services to improve efficiency and quality of life. Hell, even Google h